After a brief invite-only period, Fornite Battle Royale on iOS is now available for everyone. Unfortunately, the version for Android still isn’t available.
The game’s wider rollout follows the launch of PUBG Mobile, which is a surprisingly robust version of the PC titles it’s based on.
Fortnite Battle Royale’s arrival is significant because the game has become hugely popular over the last several months, culminating in a stream on Twitch that featured Ninja, Drake, Travis Scott, and Juju Smith-Schuster.
Compared to PUBG, Fortnite features brighter cartoon graphics and mechanics that allow players to build structures. By and large, however, the premise is the same; 100 players are dropped onto an island and are challenged to be the last one standing.
While Fortnite’s wider will be welcome news for iOS users, it’s not all good news. A lengthy report from Kotaku highlights how the game’s popularity has become incredibly disruptive at school, where students often play in class while pretending to do work.
The phenomenon has become so widespread that Epic games, the developer of Fortnite, warns players not to play the game in class. Just wait until Fortnite launches for Android. [App store]
Works with: iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X; iPad Mini 4, Air 2, 2017, Pro.
Fortnite DOES NOT support: iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus; iPad Air, Mini 2, Mini 3, iPod Touch
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 2, 2018